I don't know what I am going to do with myself! Sue, Steve's sister, has been wanting to watch our boys while Steve and I go on a date. Steve is almost impossible to get to go on a date and has been putting if off. So, during Christmas break, she asked if she could take them all and I could have a day alone to do whatever I wanted.
I took the boys to her house this morning and I almost didn't know what to do with myself. She lives right in the middle of Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Waterloo. I really wanted to go to Cedar Rapids, but ended up going to Waterloo because I had pictures to pick up. I had lunch with a great book at Panera and then went leisurely shopping. Leisurely!!! Noone to nag me for a toy (Aidan), noone to nag me about when we will be finished (Austin) and noone to drag in and out and in and out of carseats, carts, and strollers. And, most importantly....NOONE looked at me!!!! I blended!!! Noone was gawking, noone was blatantly talking about me in stage whispers behind my back (people, I can hear you and I would much rather have you ask me to my face than say things right in front of me...at least wait until I am out of earshot), and noone asked me 5 million questions. I know this sounds rude. I am truly thankful for all of my kids, but it was fabulous to get out alone. And even more fabulous to go back to being a "normal" person who had nothing interesting to stare at.
I felt kind of bad because I dropped off the boys at about 10:30 and didn't get back until almost 4:30, but Sue was fine with it. They were even all asleep when I got there! So we stayed until everyone was awake and then came home.
It was a great day to have to myself and I loved it!!!